(2019 Event) This special weekend is an island celebration that commemorates over 2 centuries of peace between the United States, Canada and Great Britain. There will be historical activities in and around the monument. This is by far one of the best kept secrets on South Bass Island if you are looking for fun. Victoria Day is also a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday preceding May 25, in honor of Queen Victoria's birthday. (2019 Event)
Put-in-Bay Trivia: Along the lovely shores of South Bass Island (Put-in-Bay), five luxury hotels were built by 1888. One of the hotels, The Hotel Victory is referred to as a symbol of the peak of the lavish 1890’s. Being the biggest summer resort in the U.S. at the time, the Hotel Victory was operating 27 years prior to being ruined by a fire on August 14, 1919. Today, you can still see the remains of some of the foundation and its swimming pool at the South Bass Island State Park.